Excerpt from Idaho: Deluxe Supplement
Mr. Lemp did a most important work in connection with the promotion of irrigation projects. He v as one of the most active and in¿uential supporters of the Settlers canal, one of the first and most important irrigating Systems of the stat... e. The work was scarcely under way when others associated with him lost heart and became discouraged concerning the prospect, but Mr. Lemp never faltered and largely financed the undertaking, which cost him a fortune. He encountered man} difficulties in the way of slides, quicksands and breaks, but at length the canal was completed and proved of the greatest value and importance to the district, supplying an abundance of water for the rrtgatton of extensive tracts in the Boise valley. Mr. Lemp also figured in banking circles, becoming an extensive stock holder in the First Nationai Bank of Boise and served for a number of years as its president He was also one of the promoters and large stot kholders of the Boise Rapid Transit Company, which built the. First electric Street car line in the capital, now the property of the Boise Railroad Company.
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